To accompany my forthcoming St. Louis-centric list, here's a look at my favorite 10 albums on the national and regional scene, in no particular order.
I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to limit myself to one genre of music, and this year was perfect for that.
My mom is a graphic designer, so whenever I buy a new album and I share what I'm listening to with her, she pays just as much attention to how it looks as she does how it sounds.
I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can see the Sleigh Bells stage without risking blindness. What more would you expect from a band with amplifiers stacked to the ceiling than a strobe-lit show jarring enough to induce epileptic seizure?
RIP Michael Davis, bassist for the MC5.